Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Landmark Legislation To Protect The Yarra River

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining in law the protection of one of Victoria’s most cherished treasures, the Yarra River. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne joined Wurundjeri elders in Victorian Parliament today to introduce the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill 2017. The Yarra River holds a special place in Victoria’s heart and is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Tackling Fruit Fly Head On In Cobram

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $50,000 to Cobram & District Fruit Growers Association to better manage Queensland Fruit Fly and reduce its impact on local crops. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the grant in Parliament today, which will fund research on the habits of Queensland Fruit Fly during the winter months and monitor how the pest can be better […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Driving Innovation In Cherries, Apples And Almonds

Cobram-based organisation InSense is the next big winner in the Andrews Labor Government’s Horticulture Innovation Fund. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced a $49,000 grant in Parliament today that will allow InSense to trial calcium carbonate spray at leaf fall to increase winter chill accumulation in cherries, apples and almonds. Climate change is a serious […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Driving Sustainable Game Hunting In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring game hunting remains a safe and sustainable recreational pursuit for generations of Victorians with the appointment of the Game Management Authority (GMA) Board. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the members of the new board, which includes tiered terms for Directors. The GMA works with the community as […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Murray River Organics Ripe For Growth

A leading global supplier of organically-certified dried vine fruit will create 75 new jobs and establish its headquarters in Victoria, as the Andrews Labor Government lures more investment to our great state. Murray River Organics will establish a new packaging and distribution facility and a corporate office in Dandenong South as part of a $4.5 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Murray Basin Water Target A Big Win For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has secured a major win for Victorian communities and the environment, with a key water target met under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). The agreement reached at the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting in Canberra today signed off on up to 650 gigalitres worth of environmental works and measures to meet […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Grants Cast Out Wide As Fees Fund Fishing Future

The Andrews Labor Government is using proceeds from recreational fishing licences to fund projects that will improve recreational fishing in Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the successful recipients of the 2016-17 Recreational Fishing Licence Large Grants Program on the banks of the Goulburn River. Since 2001, The Recreational Fishing Grants Program has […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Backing Booth Transport’s Bulk Milk Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $8.65 million investment from Booth Transport in a new milk logistics and distribution hub in Strathmerton, creating 77 new jobs. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford toured the recently opened new facility today, which is supporting Victoria’s dairy industry. Established in 1936, Booth Transport is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Holy Goat, Cheese Works For Goldfields Region

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a state-of-the-art artisan cheese factory that will bring expertise, training and jobs to the Castlemaine-Bendigo region through its revamped Food Source Victoria (FSV) program. Holy Goat Cheese in Sutton Grange has been given a grant of $25,000 to support planning for ‘Cheese Works’ – a modular dairy factory and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Mount Alexander Mountain Bike Park Wheels In Action

Mountain bike riders will have a new word-class trail network to explore Harcourt and the Mount Alexander region thanks to a $1.99 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Harcourt today to announce the multi-million investment, which is a win for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development